China has joined Russia in endorsing the massive U.N. Sanctions bill against North Korea.
Axios.com reported: “After a month of deliberations and negotiations, the [U.N.] Security Council on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution that would slash about $1 billion off North Korea’s annual foreign revenue,” the Wall Street Journal’s Farnaz Fassihi reports:
“China and Russia … ultimately endorsed the resolution, saying the rogue nation’s recent provocations were unacceptable.”
“U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley … personally thanked China for helping move the resolution.”
“The U.S., which had drafted and put forward the resolution, negotiated for more than a month with China.”
“[R]esolution steps up trade restrictions with Pyongyang by aiming to cut off a third of its $3 billion annual export revenue … bans countries from … new joint ventures with Pyongyang.”
Be smart: This looks like a big, unforeseen win for Trump. Stanford’s Michael McFaul — U.S. ambassador to Russia under Obama, and a persistent and influential Trump critic — tweeted: “This vote is a genuine foreign policy achievement. … Well done Ambassador @nikkihaley.”
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